Writing Studio

 

CURRENTLY, THE RATE OF COVID INFECTION IN WAUKESHA COUNTY IS VERY HIGH. AS A RESULT, YOU MUST BE VACCINATED TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS IN PERSON. IF YOU ARE UNVACCINATED AND WISH TO ATTEND AN ON-SITE WORKSHOP, YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND THROUGH ZOOM. WHEN THE RATE DROPS DOWN TO ACCEPTABLE LEVELS AGAIN, WE WILL RE-OPEN THE CLASSROOM TO EVERYONE.

OUR ONLINE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS, OF COURSE, ARE CONTINUING AS NORMAL.

As space is limited, all courses require advanced registration. PayPal options are available below or, if you wish to pay by check or cash at the start of the course, please use the Contact Us form on the site and send us your information and the name of the course you wish to take.

Want to buy a gift certificate for your favorite writer?  We offer gift certificates in all amounts. Please Contact Us and we'll be happy to create one for you! *Gift certificates are only redeemable for classes, workshops or services. They are non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash.


TUESDAY NIGHT BOOK-WRITING WORKSHOP

Are you working your way through a novel and wish you had a workshop where all of your chapters would be read in a timely basis? This novel-writing workshop is developed specifically for the novelist. Class size is limited to allow every student to receive critique time each week. Up to fifteen pages (3750 words) can be handed in on a weekly basis, and the pages will be distributed ahead of time so that all of the material is already read prior to each class. No time will be spent reading material aloud…all time will be spent on critiquing the chapter. This intense twelve-week workshop will allow you to consistently move forward on your novel, providing you with support, honest and helpful critique, and a positive community. Students will also receive a line-by-line edit and a thematic critique of their work from the instructor.

PREREQUISITE: If you are currently an AllWriters' student, please speak to your instructor to determine your readiness for this course.  If you are not an AllWriters' student, but will be joining us for the first time with this workshop, please send an example of your work to the AllWriters' director, Kathie Giorgio, at kathie11@aol.com.

*PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is currently full. To be added to the waiting list, please email Kathie at kathie11@aol.com.

Total Openings: 6 students*

Dates and Times Current: 12/12/21 - 4/12/22 (no class 12/28, 1/18, 2/15 3/1 or 4/5), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates and Times Upcoming: 4/26/22 - 8/16/22 (no class 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 7/19 or 7/26), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Kathie Giorgio

Price: $165


WEDNESDAY WRITING WORKSHOPS

This class is the longest running class in Kathie’s teaching career, now spanning 15 years! This popular ten week workshop encourages writers of all abilities and genres. Poets, novelists, short fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers welcome! If you put words on paper, this is where you should be. Each week, students present their works-in-progress to the other students and the instructor in the workshop for positive and constructive feedback. Encouragement and a sense of community abound in these workshops. Students will also receive a line-by-line edit and a thematic critique of their work from the instructor. Workshops are offered at two different times to accommodate everyone's schedule.

Total Openings: 15 students*

Date and Times:

Wednesday Afternoon Women Only Current: 3/2/22 - 5/25/22 (no class 3/23, 4/6 or 4/27), 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Wednesday Afternoon Women Only Upcoming: 6/8/22 - 9/7/22 (no class 7/6, 7/13, 7/27 or 8/10), 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Wednesday Night Current: 2/2/22 - 4/6/22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Wednesday Night Upcoming: 4/20/22 - 6/22/22, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Afternoon Instructor: Kathie Giorgio

Evening Instructor: Michael Giorgio

Price: $75

Please register either for the Wednesday Afternoon Women's Workshop or the Wednesday Evening Workshop.

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THURSDAY NIGHT ONLINE/ON SITE YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP

The popular AllWriters’ open workshop – for young writers! Have a worldwide experience no matter where you are! Students in our studio join teens from around the world in our Zoom classroom to create an international community sharing their work and gaining perspectives from youth writers all over.

This ten-week workshop is a carbon copy of the long-lasting Wednesday Afternoon and Evening Writing Workshops and the Monday Night Workshop, with one notable exception – we’re welcoming middle and high school students into our international creative community! This class encourages young writers (grades 6 – 12) of all abilities and genres, but two things are required: a genuine interest in writing and a desire to write professionally and for publication. Poets, novelists, short fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers are all welcome! If you put words on paper, this is where you should be. Each week, students present their works-in-progress to the other students and the instructor in the workshop for positive and constructive feedback. Encouragement and a sense of community abound in these workshops. Students will also receive a line-by-line edit and a thematic critique of their work from the instructor.

Total openings: 15 students

Requirements: Students must be in at least 6th grade

Dates and Times Current: 2/24/22 - 4/28/22, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dates and Times Upcoming: 5/12/22 - 7/28/22 (no class 7/7 or 7/14), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor: Michael Giorgio

Price: $75


ONCE-A-MONTH WRITE-A-BOOK WORKSHOP

In this year-long book-focused workshop, you will aim to produce 20 pages every month. 20 pages is realistic, not overwhelming, and not diminutive. It’s a solid piece of work. Also each month, you will attend the workshop at the AllWriters’ studio or via Zoom and you will have your work critiqued by the group and by the instructor. When you leave the workshop for the day, it will be with a renewed sense of purpose, confidence, and determination. By the end of the year, not only will your novel still be alive and growing, but it will have reached a stunning 240 pages. You will be firmly on your way to success, with no turning back allowed.

Make this year about you and what you want to accomplish in the writing field. This class is for all those who want to write a book, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, a novel, a collection, a book-length memoir. The class will be limited in size to 8 people. Every time you attend, you will hand in your next set of 20 pages, and then go home to work on some more!

Please note: For on-site attendance, a Covid vaccination is required. If not vaccinated, you may attend on Zoom.

INSTRUCTOR: Kathie Giorgio

CLASS LIMIT: 8 students

FEE: $630

TIME: FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.

GROUP ONE DATES: 2/12/22, 3/12/22, (NO MEETING IN APRIL), 5/14/22, 6/11/22, (NO MEETING IN JULY), 8/13/22, 9/10/22, 10/8/22, 11/12/22, 12/10/22, 1/14/23, 2/11/23, 3/11/23

GROUP TWO DATES: 9/17/22, 10/15/22, 11/19/22, 12/17/22, 1/21/23, 2/18/23, 3/18/23, 4/15/23, 5/20/23, 6/17/23, 7/16/23, 8/19/23

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